Ant-Man 3 lands Rick and Morty scribe to pen script
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is diving into the wild writer’s room of Rick and Morty once again as Jeff Loveness has been tapped to pen the script for the highly-anticipated third installment of the Ant-Man franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Sources report that Loveness’ deal was closed just before much of Hollywood shut down amidst global health concerns and that the writer has already begun work on the script. Getting the script in development this early on would be on par with the timetable that’s been hinted at thus far by stars Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) and Michael Peña (Fantasy Island), who have both stated recently that shooting is expected to begin around January 2021, with Peyton Reed having signed on to return as director in November.
In addition to having worked on the hit Adult Swim animated comedy Rick and Morty, Loveness has worked in the comedy field for Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Onion News Network, alongside having comic book experience having written stories centered around various characters including Spider-Man, Groot and Nova. He becomes the second scribe from the writer’s room to join the MCU after “Pickle Rick” Emmy winner Jessica Gao was hired as the lead writer on the Disney+ She-Hulk series in November.
Presumably both Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will reprise their respective roles as Ant-Man and the Wasp. The pair recently lent their voices to the Avengers: Damage Control VR experience. Both characters were also a part of Avengers: Endgame, although Rudd’s Scott Lang had the bigger role. That film notably introduced Emma Fuhrmann as Scott’s now-teenage daughter, Cassie Lang.
In the comics, Cassie eventually gained size-changing powers of her own and took on the codenames Stature and Stinger. But if Reed wants to keep the film series’ naming motif, we would suggest Ant-Man, the Wasp and Giant-Girl as the title.
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